Campus Tree Inventory, Cornell University, 2009

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Identification_Information

Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Publication_Date: 2009
Title: Campus Tree Inventory, Cornell University, 2009
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: https://cugir.library.cornell.edu/catalog/cugir-008025
Description:
Abstract: This point dataset represents trees on the Cornell University main campus in Ithaca, New York.
Purpose: The dataset provides an inventory of trees in the non-natural areas of the main Cornell Campus. This inventory can be used to support studies of species diversity, tree size and health, risks of invasive pests, and carbon sequestration.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20091015
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.490237
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.455452
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.459945
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.433311
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: trees
Theme_Keyword: tree inventory
Theme_Keyword: urban forestry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CUGIR Category
Theme_Keyword: biology
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: Cornell University
Place_Keyword: Ithaca (N.Y.)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Contact_Person: David Cutter
Contact_Position: Campus Landscape Architect
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 102 Humphreys Service Building
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-2668
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dmc86@cornell.edu
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: https://cugir-data.s3.amazonaws.com/00/80/25/preview.png
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: preview of the dataset
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG

Data_Quality_Information

Logical_Consistency_Report: All point data are represented by coordinate pairs.
Completeness_Report: The tree inventory covers the main area of the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. It omits natural areas, areas maintained by the City of Ithaca, and the Cornell Plantations' Botanical Garden and Arboretum.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Most locations were collected with a consumer-grade GPS unit (3-5m accuracy), and rectified to 2007 orthoimagery (4ft accuracy). In isolated GPS "dead zones", locations were sketched on a map and later rectified to orthoimagery. All final tree locations are estimated to be at least within 3m accuracy.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NYS Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Tompkins County 6-inch Resolution Natural Color Ortho-imagery JP2
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200705
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NYS Orthophotos
Source_Contribution: Aerial imagery used to rectify tree locations.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Tree locations were collected using a Garmin 60CSx handheld GPS unit, and rectified to the 2007 Tompkins County NYS Orthophotos. In areas lacking a clear GPS signal ("dead zone"), locations were sketched on paper maps and later digitized and rectified to the NYS Orthophotos. Some trees had already been inventoried in prior surveys, and were re-inventoried and checked for accuracy. (Information from prior surveys may be found in the comments fields.)
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NYS Orthophotos
Process_Date: 2009

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 7901

Spatial_Reference_Information

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information

Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: CornellTree2009
Entity_Type_Definition: Trees on the Cornell University campus
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Cornell University Campus Planning Office
Attributes:
Name Description Values
TreeID Tree ID number unique integers
SpCode Species Code, usually from UFORE, but also from the USDA PLANTS Database where necessary UFORE and USDA PLANTS Database
http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/tools/ufore/ or http://plants.usda.gov/
Botanic Botanical (scientific) name of the tree string
Common Common name of the tree string
Genus Genus of the tree string
DBH Diameter at Breast Height, in inches 1 to unbounded
Comment Comment, often specifying a sub-species variety, or previous survey information string
Comment2 Secondary comment string
SurveyDate Date the tree was surveyed W3C date

Distribution_Information

Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann-ref@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: Cornell University provides these geographic data "as is". Cornell University makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Cornell University further makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at Cornell University, no warranty is made by Cornell University regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Information_Content: zipped shapefile
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 0.32
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: metadata
Format_Information_Content: FGDC XML metadata
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Format_Name: HTML metadata
Format_Information_Content: FGDC HTML metadata
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: KML
Format_Information_Content: generated KML, via WFS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GeoJSON
Format_Information_Content: generated GeoJSON, via WFS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: OGC:WMS
Format_Information_Content: WMS, from GeoServer
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information

Metadata_Date: 20190524
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Albert R. Mann Library
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann-ref@cornell.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time